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Jun 4, 2014

The Capitol Note: Former DFL leader Entenza announces state auditor bid

Former House Minority Leader Matt Entenza made a last minute filing on Tuesday to run for state auditor against fellow DFLer Rebecca Otto.

Feb 5, 2014

Seifert, Ortman win GOP straw poll for governor, U.S. Senate

Seifert, who joined the gubernatorial contest in late November, nabbed 28 percent of the precinct vote to lead all comers.

Jan 7, 2014

The Capitol Note: Nobles to investigate MNsure contracts

Dayton said he supports Nobles' instincts to examine the contracts, and called an audit "highly appropriate."

Jan 6, 2014

The Capitol Note: MNsure enrollment topped 68,000 before deadline

Gov. Mark Dayton sent a harsh letter to IBM in December, which faulted the tech company for failures with MNsure's website.

Dec 16, 2013

The Capitol Note: Online voter registration gets day in court

Attorney Erick Kaardal said the misuse of taxpayer funds amounted to an ongoing "injury" to his clients.

Dec 4, 2013

CD 6: Krinkie calls out Emmer campaign

The politeness that has prevailed in the early stages of the CD 6 GOP race may have come to an end this week, when candidate Phil Krinkie fired the first volley aimed directly at a fellow Republican: frontrunner Tom Emmer.

Nov 26, 2013

The Capitol Note: State releases details on foreign steel for Vikings stadium

The decision to import steel has been the subject of criticism, not least from former legislator and Iron Range DFL stalwart Tom Rukavina.

Nov 20, 2013

Phil Krinkie’s pitch: I’m the ‘results’ guy

In Minnesota political circles, Phil Krinkie is best known as one of the state’s most prominent fiscal conservatives. But his day job for more than 30 years was in the customer service business. Krinkie said he plans to bring that customer-service mindset to his campaign in the 6th Congressional District, referring repeatedly to himself as ready to be “hired” to represent the district’s co[...]

Nov 13, 2013

Pederson counts on St. Cloud ties in 6th District

John Pederson is depending on geography to give him an edge in the competitive Republican field to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann. Pederson hails from St. Cloud, and he says that gives him an edge.

Nov 6, 2013

Where the state is aiming its incentive cash

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development this year got an infusion of money from state lawmakers for a variety of economic development programs. And since the money became available on July 1, the money has been flowing to companies and local governments for a variety of business expansions.

Nov 5, 2013

News links: Ritchie’s online registration hit with lawsuit from GOP legislators

If the lawsuit is successful, the registry system launched in launched in late September would be halted until legislative action is taken.

Oct 27, 2013

Scenes from the GOP straw poll

Republican candidates and activists filed into the National Sports Center in Blaine on Saturday to participate in a preliminary straw poll of candidates in the gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races. Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson won the gubernatorial poll with 35 percent of the vote, and state Sen. Julianne Ortman won the U.S. Senate poll with 37 percent of the vote.

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